Best Taylormade Irons for High Handicap Golfers

With their constant release of new golf clubs, it's easy to get yourself a nice deal on some very forgiving irons to bring that handicap down to the low teens. Wouldn't that be nice going back to your teens? 

Along with Callaway, Taylormade are one of the most popular choices for forgiving irons. They've got the brand name of Adidas behind them and the reputation of pros like Sergio and Dustin Johnson on their side. Let's have a look at the irons aimed at you so here are the best Taylormade irons for high handicap golfers.

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​What makes Taylormade irons so forgiving?

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    ​Big sweet spot
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    ​Perimeter weighted cavity back clubheads
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    State of the art materials
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    Wide sole to stop digging into the turf
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    Offset club head design for square impact
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    ​Feedback from off-center hits feels like a good shot

Most Forgiving Taylormade Irons


For straighter shots and more distance

​When you mishit the Taylormade 2017 M2, you don't know it. The ball still travels to where you want it and hardly loses any distance. Those screw-ups that ​turn your round into a catastrophe have no chance!

​Just crushes the golf ball. So many guys are saying they've added half a club or even a club to their distance. That's probably due to the very solid wide sole and hefty bit of metal in the back of the club. 

The hybrids are there to replace the long irons and make life for you the high handicapper much easier. Long irons are the most difficult especially for slower swingers.

Hi-tech muscle for distance and ultra-forgiveness

Taylormade cut Speed slots into the face of the irons to maximize ball speed on mishits. There's also a hollow pocket behind the club face to make the iron react like a wood when hitting a golf ball. The face is thin and rebounds to produce much longer shots than normal irons.

You would think the Face Slots and hollow pocket might make the club sound like a tin can driver. but Taylormade put the Geocoustic system in the back to make them sound more like traditional irons. Add in the painted bottom groove and the face slots cut out and you have a very easy iron to aim.

Pros
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    Extremely forgiving and easy to launch irons with large sweet spot
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    Hybrids make longer approaches a breeze
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    Some distance gains, up to one club extra for slower swing speeds
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    ​Very solid feel when holding the clubs 
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    ​Slots on the face for even more forgiveness and easy ​aiming
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    Nicer sound than 2016 model
Cons
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    ​Not much feel for feedback at impact for poor shots
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    Designed only for forgiveness and distance, not for ​finesse which shouldn't be a problem for high handicappers

Old model that works and looks good - like Cindy Crawford

Taylormade made the M2 the ultimate Super Game Improvement irons. They’ve got the hollow Speed Pocket behind the face to allow the face to flex and give you more distance anywhere you hit it on the face - the iron reacts like a fairway wood when striking the ball!

The sweet spot extends almost the entire groove area and since the club head is one of the biggest around, that's a lot of sweet spot.

It's the iron set the high handicap golfer has been dreaming of. They increase shot height and hit it a looong way. The short irons get up quickly and mid irons are so forgiving, you'll think they're wedges. With their thick sole and large club face, they ensure a good result every time.

Tons of forgiveness and you don't even need to go to confession

Balls launch high off the face and the wide soles help to get under the ball especially in deep rough to get it out high and handsome. The heavy perimeter weighting means you can swing it and trust the club to do the work for you. Looking down at the club behind the ball, you're filled with confidence as it 

Taylormade designed the M2 iron set with forgiveness in mind. They're extremely accurate irons and with the offset hosel, cavity back design, they tick all our boxes for the most forgiving Taylormade irons especially for the price.

Pros
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    ​Very very big sweet spot
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    Creates high launching bombs that fly for miles
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    ​Mishit shots travel longer than you would expect from other clubs
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    ​Imposing size of club head over the ball - looks strong
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    Very macho color scheme
Cons
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    ​Loud at impact
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    ​Distance irons not for soft delicate ​men
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    Bulky look

​Good for ​​slow swings or those playing with really old clubs

These cavity back Taylormade Aeroburner HL irons look much more traditional than the newer M2s and are a little older but play and feel excellent. Because they're older, the price is quite good and will suit high handicappers or casual players who want to upgrade to a more modern set without blowing the college tuition.

Aeroburner HL irons will give you a big distance boost if you're tired of playing your 10 year old set of clubs. You'll see a distance boost and with that, a massive forgiveness enhancement. They make golf more fun and make you want to get out there as soon as possible.

Forgiveness comes in big packages

Hitting long irons with these clubs is so easy, it feels like cheating. The club face is BIG for a juicy sweet spot. The top line of the club at address is BIG. The cavity in the back is BIG for more forgiveness. The sole is BIG to get through the turf. Even the short irons heads are BIG so you hit more greens!

All of this BIG is what makes you hit it further, straighter and with more confidence.

Pros
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    ​Very straight hitter - just wants to go straight
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    Mishits still get you very close to your target - good strikes feel like butter in your hands
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    Very big heads and thick top line give extra confidence
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    ​Head size stays large throughout set
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    Very deep cavity back for total forgiveness
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    ​Not as effective in counteracting slices
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    Short irons club head look very big

​Are Taylormades for you?

​It's clear from the information above, Taylormade have focused on making distance irons that go far even on mishits. They've focused on the mid to high handicap golfer ​by making the clubs as forgiving as possible and forgiveness is the main priority for high handicappers.

​So if you're after distance with your forgiveness, try ​Taylormade out or go get a fitting and order yourself the irons you like the feeling and look of after your fitting.

It's always best to get fit by a professional and be sure of what you want as ​a set of irons is an expensive affair and finding the right irons can mean five to ten years of joy and elation on the golf course. Nothing feels better than hitting good shots that impress your playing partners and and show you that you're making progress. Good luck and report back on your progress!

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